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SearchWiki Live Stream gadget for iGoogle

Google SearchWiki lets you customize your Google search results by ranking, removing, and adding notes to them. If you’re curious to see which web pages are currently voted in SearchWiki – just add SearchWiki Live Stream gadget to iGoogle, and the canvas view shows query that triggered each search results. As of now, SearchWiki live stream is closest to projection of current live search queries from Google’s headquarters (see 2nd pic). Excerpt from ex-Googler Doug Edwards post: “visitors walk into Googleplex lobby and stand mesmerized by scrolling display of search queries crawling across large monitor suspended over receptionist’s desk. […]We talked about distributing it as a screen saver and beaming it to a live Jumbotron display in Times Square, because of its high fascination factor, but those ideas were ultimately vetoed by founders. Engineering did create a canned version of scrolling queries screen that lived on a P.R. laptop for a while and it was used as a warm-up to presentations by executives at conferences, though I think Larry may finally have killed that too.[…]”

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